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New service to reduce estimated £10 billion cost to UK economy

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath today launched Workplace Health Connect, a new free advisory service on workplace health for smaller businesses: “This new confidential advisory service for small businesses offers cost-effective and simple solutions to help cut workplace injuries and ill-health. It is simply unacceptable that UK small businesses incur major costs because they are unaware of effective and efficient solutions to manage health and safety.”

Delivered in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive, the service aims to reduce the incidence of workplace ill health, which leads to 28 million working days lost, at an estimated cost of £10 billion to the UK economy.

Geoffrey Podger, Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive, said: “Smaller businesses have always driven the UK economy forward and we want to give them every opportunity to continue this role....

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